Unlock LUKS partition on boot with a USB


Generating the passphrase (Keyfile) We need to generate the password or keyfile that can unlock your LUKS partition, this « password » will then be a way to unlock your LUKS partition. To create it we can use the following command. You then need to create a LUKS partition using GUI, or using command line with the […]

Remove Snap package manager


Maybe you just installed Ubuntu and don’t want to use the Snap application format or maybe you needed some Snap packages but not anymore and you want to get rid of the Snap processes and folders. What is Snap ? Snap is package type just like Flatpack or Appimage, it is used to ship software […]

Crowdsec – Collaborative Security


Crowdsec is a relatively new tool in the security world, it’s an Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), it allow the detection of threats and the adding of necessary firewall rules if needed. Crowdsec differs from other IPS because of the collaboration aspect. It also offer an on-premise or cloud dashboard. You may have heard, or used […]

Linux Gaming & How To

The state of Linux Gaming With the growing community of Linux gamers, the attention on Linux gaming is improving, a lot. Especially this year with the announcement of the Steam Deck (A Linux-based, switch like sized, mini PC), the Linux market share has never been that populated. 1% of market share may not seem that […]

Host a Tor Bridge

First, What is tor ? Tor, short for The Onion Router, is free and open-source software for enabling anonymous communication. It directs Internet traffic through a free, worldwide, volunteer overlay network, consisting of more than six thousand relays, for concealing a user’s location and usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis. Using Tor […]

Manage temperatures & fans on Linux

If you are here, you may had problems to manage your fans speed or check your temps on Linux. Fortunately there are some tools to help you with that, one of the most known is lm-sensors, it provide a tool for GNU/Linux systems to monitor and handle temperatures, tensions, fan speed & moisture levels. The […]

Install / Recover Iomega ix4-200d firmware

You may have accidentally erased your whole NAS drives or just been a victim of a software bug, but for a  reason or another your Iomega NAS may have lost his firmware. On theses devices, the firmware is located on the installed drives, not in an integrated flash memory on the device, so if you […]

Nextcloud Cron Setup

You may have encountered the following warning after a Nextcloud install or you may even never seen it but Nextcloud need to execute some background tasks regularly to insure it’s good working condition. Some cleanups need to be executed on a daily basis. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check your Nextcloud application […]

Fixing Broken Nextcloud – MariaDB 10.X Upgrade

As a classic HomeLab enjoyer I self-host most of the stuff I use daily. But few days ago while maintaining my Nextcloud instance, I updated Nextcloud & MariaDB to catch up on the latest patches. Unfortunately, my docker install was unable to start properly again and I was greeted by the following error : So […]